Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Northamptonshire sign Will Young for 2022 season. Will Young has scored over 5000 runs in first-class cricket
Will Young has scored over 5000 runs in first-class cricket
Northamptonshire have signed Will Young for the 2022 season, the county confirmed on Wednesday (December 8). The New Zealand batter will be available to play the majority of the County Championship and Royal London Cup fixtures.
“I am very excited to sign with Northamptonshire for the 2022 season.” Young said. “I see it as a fantastic opportunity for me to continue to learn about the conditions in the UK but also to add as much as I can to the Northamptonshire environment.”
The 29-year-old has hit 12 centuries and scored over 5000 runs in first-class cricket. Two of those hundreds came for Durham in the 2021 season where he had a short stint. He has played eight T20Is, two ODIs and five Tests for New Zealand so far with his most recent appearance coming in India during the two-match Test series where he hit an 89 in the drawn first game.
“A couple of senior batters have moved on this year and are no longer with us for various reasons so it was really important we filled that void of a senior batter to bat up the top of the order,” head coach John Sadler said after signing Young. “He's world class, he's an international player who played beautifully last week in the Test matches, but we've had our eyes on him for a good couple of months really since the end of the season.”